D365 ERP payment gateway

What’s an economical payment gateway for D365? One that enables business to qualify for the lowest rates possible for any given card type, mitigates chargeback risk, and creates efficiencies. Many businesses using AX 2012 and D365 need to store a card and charge on demand. To qualify for the lowest rates and mitigate risk of penalties and fines, compliance with the card network rules is required.Minimum requirements to potentially qualify for the best rates are:

  • For card not present payments, including invoice portal, support 3-D secure; some issuers offer a lower rate averaging 20 BPS (.20%) less.
  • Compliance with 2017 Visa stored credential mandate (which will also get you compliant with MasterCard etc). Many payment gateways do not support this yet.   Ask, ” Do you support “Unscheduled Credential On File” rules?; store the card, charge on demand. Currently authorize.net, Red Maple and Payflow Pro do not.
  • If doing preauthorizations, a method to reauthorize expired auths, and a method to make initial and final auth the same amount if it changes after the preauth. Failure to do so increases the qualified credit card rate an average of 30% for businesses on pass-through interchange pricing.
  • Reversing unused authorizations; Mastercard penalty is now a hefty .25% for misuse of authorization.

Call Christine Speedy, CenPOS Global Sales. 954-942-0483, 9-5 ET for a D365 payment gateway that can be quickly implemented. CenPOS is an integrated commerce technology platform driving innovative, omnichannel solutions tailored to meet a merchant’s market needs. Providing a single point of integration, the CenPOS platform combines payment, commerce and value-added functionality enabling merchants to transform their commerce experience, eliminate the need to manage complex integrations, reduce the burden of accepting payments and create deeper customer relationships.

authorize.net alternative for Visa stored credential

Need an alternative to Authorize.net to comply with stored credential rules, including for both recurring and Unscheduled Credential On File? Authorize.net does not yet offer a solution for Visa stored credential or Mastercard. This includes both merchant initiated transaction and customer initiated transaction in addition to the other items in the Visa Stored Credential Transaction framework and mandates effective October 14, 2017.

The payment gateway is the biggest piece of the puzzle for compliance. My clients were compliant back in 2017. Whether integrated or standalone, I can help you comply with this and many other rules that impact merchant fees and chargeback risk. Even B2B companies that never have chargebacks are at risk.

Call Christine Speedy, CenPOS Global Sales. 954-942-0483, 9-5 ET for all your recurring billing and stored credential payment gateway and virtual terminal needs. CenPOS is an integrated commerce technology platform driving innovative, omnichannel solutions tailored to meet a merchant’s market needs. Providing a single point of integration, the CenPOS platform combines payment, commerce and value-added functionality enabling merchants to transform their commerce experience, eliminate the need to manage complex integrations, reduce the burden of accepting payments and create deeper customer relationships.

Verify by Visa Rebrands to Visa Secure

VerifiedbyVisa is designed to make online purchases with your Visa credit card even more secure. Visa announced via the merchant business news digest March 28, 2019 the Verified by Visa (VbV) program name will be rebranded to Visa Secure. Visa Secure uses 3DS, the industry-wide e-commerce authentication standard.

Existing VbV marks will be replaced with a Visa Secure badge across consumer-facing merchant and issuer channels, while all 3DS authentication screens will simply display the Visa logo.

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Old Verified by Visa logo
Visa Secure logo
New Visa Secure logo

Visa developed the 3-D Secure standard—currently branded for Visa cardholders as Verified by Visa— to provide merchants and issuers a way to authenticate the cardholder for card-not-present payments.

Starting 1 October 2019, merchants must use the new badge and messaging whenever EMV 3DS technology is used.

Recurring Billing Rules Update

Do you hate it when you want to cancel a recurring billing service, but the business doesn’t let you cancel online and instead provided a phone number? Merchants offering SaaS or any recurring billing sign-up online, must allow customers to cancel online to comply with the Visa Stored Credential mandate.

Visa Product and Service Rules Table 5-20: Requirements for Prepayments and Transactions Using Stored Credentials, October 2018, pg 444.

What if a business does not allow you to cancel online? Report Visa violations here https://usa.visa.com/Forms/visa-rules.html. It says for in store only, but there is a check box for recurring transactions. The web site also says to contact your financial institution via the phone number on the back of the card.

The basis for the change is to enable customers more control over their purchasing, and stored card management. It makes sense if you can buy online 24/7, then you should be able to cancel online 24/7.

Rules for merchants to store cards and use stored cards changed dramatically in 2017, with enforcement beginning last year. Compliance is not automatic. Payment gateways manage most of the technical details, however, not all payment gateways are capable yet. Compliance is not optional and merchants are getting notices of violations subject to assessments and fines if not resolved. If your payment gateway or integrated solution does not support the needs to comply with the stored credential mandate, contact your acquirer, or credit card processor, to request a temporary waiver.

Call Christine Speedy, CenPOS Global Sales. 954-942-0483, 9-5 ET for all your recurring billing and stored credential payment gateway and virtual terminal needs. CenPOS is an integrated commerce technology platform driving innovative, omnichannel solutions tailored to meet a merchant’s market needs. Providing a single point of integration, the CenPOS platform combines payment, commerce and value-added functionality enabling merchants to transform their commerce experience, eliminate the need to manage complex integrations, reduce the burden of accepting payments and create deeper customer relationships.

What is MasterCard Data Integrity reporting?

MasterCard monitors the transaction data detail submitted by the acquirers, or merchant processors, to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data. Data integrity reporting is accessible by acquirers and when problems are found, merchants are notified, typically with a short timeframe to correct the problem before non-compliance assessments and fines will be allocated.

Merchants often experience an increase in Data Integrity failures when not compliant with changing rules. For example, a MasterCard Data Integrity reporting as failing Edit 21, Recurring CoF Monitoring, refers to using a stored Credential On File for recurring billing. These are merchant initiated transactions on a fixed schedule for a fixed amount. Per MasterCard, all recurring payments are considered credential-on-file transactions. 

“MasterCard requires POS entry mode= 10 (credential-on-file) to be sent for transactions identified as recurring.  Please work with the POS vendor and these locations to correct the POS entry mode. If corrections are not completed, merchants are subject to non-compliance assessments and fines will be allocated.”

POS is an abbreviation for Point of Sale, even though recurring billing is not run via a traditional point of sale device. The payment gateway is critical to compliance and most likely is not sending the correct data, though it’s possible problems exist in other areas of the payment ecosystem, for example, with the acquirer. All US merchants are required to be compliant with stored credential rules that rolled out over 2017 to 2018. Some gateways now support the correct data set for recurring billing, but still lack support for Installment and Unscheduled. Payment gateways and solutions providers rarely advise merchants when they don’t have a solution, just when they have something new. Thus businesses may be in for a surprise with an urgent notice to correct a compliance violation.

Call Christine Speedy, CenPOS Global Sales. 954-942-0483, 9-5 ET for all your recurring billing and stored credential payment gateway and virtual terminal needs. CenPOS is an integrated commerce technology platform driving innovative, omnichannel solutions tailored to meet a merchant’s market needs. Providing a single point of integration, the CenPOS platform combines payment, commerce and value-added functionality enabling merchants to transform their commerce experience, eliminate the need to manage complex integrations, reduce the burden of accepting payments and create deeper customer relationships.